We had the great opportunity to go to Colorado last week with some friends who also have young children. All together we had five children present with the oldest being four-years-old and the youngest at nine-months-old. Fortunately, we rented cabins, so we did not have to worry about disturbing other people in a hotel.
The cabins belong to Friends University here in Wichita and they rent the cabins for a very reasonable price (we rented two cabins for five nights for $600).
Renting a cabin worked well for the budget since we could store and cook our own food, but I am still wondering just how much of a vacation I really had. The ladies still had to cook meals and clean up afterwards. The men tried to watch the children during that time, but often the kids were in the kitchen with us.
We did experience a vacation from the heat and it appears that the cool weather is following us home. I look forward to getting back to a routine and enjoying the rest of my break from taking care of my online Lit class.